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Book Christmas Travel Immediately, Says Travelocity

Book Christmas Travel Immediately, Says Travelocity Corel We may still be in October, but if you are thinking of traveling home for the holidays, get on booking those tickets immediately. According to booking data from Travelocity, Christmastime travelers get the best deals when they book by Nov. 12. Granted it's...

​Free Trip to Canada Comes with Drug-Mule Side Gig for Australian Couple

​Free Trip to Canada Comes with Drug-Mule Side Gig for Australian Couple Shutterstock / Yiorgos GR An unidentified Australian couple won a free week-long trip to Canada, complete with free luggage. When they returned Down Under, however, "a 72-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, approached customs officials in Perth, Australia, over concerns they...

Where Will You Go For Free Museum Day?

Where Will You Go For Free Museum Day? Flickr, Kim Smith Whether you are traveling in the U.S. or having a staycation this Saturday, be sure to include some culture. September 28 is Museum Day Live! (aka Free Museum Day), when museums all over the country open their doors without charging admission. The annual...

10 Ways To Be A Terrible Airbnb Host

I recently wrote 10 Ways To Be A Terrible Airbnb Guest for Gadling. For all of the Airbnb hosts out there who found themselves nodding in agreement with the atrocities committed by some guests, well, it goes both ways. Making sure you avoid being a terrible guest is just...

Southwest Airlines Now Has A 'No-Show' Policy

Southwest Airlines' leniency with "no-shows" has been a popular attractor for many customers. The airline has long boasted that their customers get to keep the total value of their flight purchase, even when they simply don't show up. While the idea of not losing...

Spirit's Eyebrow-Raising Ads Seem To Be Working

If nothing else, Spirit Airlines is original. The company has created MILF ads, a campaign timed with the Anthony Weiner scandal called "The Weiner Sale," ads that referenced the BP oil spill of 2010 (one of the slogans was, "Check out the oil on our beaches"), and more....

Does Your Credit Card Include Hidden Travel Perks?

Does Your Credit Card Include Hidden Travel Perks? Flickr user 410(K) 2013 Millions of travelers are holding discounts to thousands of museums, concerts and airline rewards in their pocket without realizing it. Credit-card companies offer hundreds of perks that most holders never use. How good are some of these perks? It...

Best Ways to Use Airline Miles

Best Ways to Use Airline Miles Flickr user dasnake Few things are as frustrating to travelers as a huge bank of frequent-flier points and not being able to use them. With fewer seats and routes available, airlines are making it more difficult to trade miles for free flights, knowing they can sell more...

Weiner Sexts Lead To Airline Fare Sale

Weiner Sexts Lead To Airline Fare Sale David Boyle via Flickr Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner might be in hot water with his wife after his most recent sexting fiasco, but some travelers heading to Mexico this fall could actually benefit from his latest social-media debacle. Spirit Airlines took...

I Slept In The Conference Room At Comfort Inn O'Hare

I Slept In The Conference Room At Comfort Inn O'Hare My evening of July 9 was filled with the kind of mundane frustration that can come only from delayed travel. My husband and I were set to fly from New York City to Chicago and Chicago to Marquette, Michigan. Our flight out of New York kept getting pushed back and,...

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson I can probably be kicked out of Colorado for admitting this, but I'm just not that into bikes. Don't get me wrong: I've been lugging my vintage, fixed-gear cruiser around for over 21 years. Even though I rarely ride it these days because I live in...

Luxury Travel: Uber Launches UberCHOPPER, Hamptons Rides Just In Time For July Fourth

Luxury Travel: Uber Launches UberCHOPPER, Hamptons Rides Just In Time For July Fourth Image Via Liberty Helicopters What says "patriotism" more than a long Fourth of July weekend in the Hamptons? For luxury seeking beachgoers, not much. Unless, of course, that beach trip comes with a private driver and a helicopter transfer. Uber is launching a special...

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road Courtesy of FluentRoad.com Traveling to Spain or Latin America this summer and want to say more than "Donde esta el bano?" (though, that's an important one to know)? Lonely Planet has just launched a new online foreign language program, Fluent Road, partnering with Spanish...

Hotwire Launches TripWatcher.com, Offering Real-Time Price Information

Hotwire Launches TripWatcher.com, Offering Real-Time Price Information Hotwire Hotwire is promising to make travel searching even easier with the launch of their new real-time alert system, TripWatcher.com. The site offers up-to-the-moment price alerts for flights – even for unadvertised sales. They aren't the first to offer this...

Infographic: Americans Will Spend $84 Billion On Summer Hotel Stays

Infographic: Americans Will Spend $84 Billion On Summer Hotel Stays This summer, Americans are expected to spend a whopping $84 billion dollars on summer hotel stays, with the average traveler booking just over seven nights this season, states new data from Room Key. What are travelers seeking? Price (72%), hotel amenities (58), as well...

Mountain Travel Sobek Launches 5-Day Flash Sale Monday

Mountain Travel Sobek Launches 5-Day Flash Sale Monday Adventure travel company Mountain Travel Sobek will launch a flash sale starting Monday that will offer substantial savings on some of their more popular trips. The five-day sale will feature a different discounted itinerary each day, giving travelers just 24-hours to grab...

Travel-Related Websites That Really Engage Their Customers

Travel-Related Websites That Really Engage Their Customers They all talk about it. "Like us on Facebook," "Follow us on Twitter" and "Read our blog," say travel-related websites selling everything from guidebooks to airline flights, gear and gum. Many give us little reason to like them, follow them or do anything other than buy...

Travel Credit Cards Promise Savings, But At What Cost?

Travel Credit Cards Promise Savings, But At What Cost? Travel Credit cards that offer a sign-up bonus or cash back, or accumulate points that can be translated into savings on travel are surely worth a look. If just changing from one card to another will bring free flights, hotel stays, car rentals or funds to buy gear, why...

Searching, Thinking, Speaking Travel Apps No Match For Human Brain, Maybe

Searching, Thinking, Speaking Travel Apps No Match For Human Brain, Maybe Under the premise that searching for a flight online is a time-consuming and annoying task, travel buyers have been presented with a number of solutions. As new technology moves from the lab to the street, we see it being applied in helpful ways that do indeed make life...

Deals For Tax Day: Hotel And Restaurant Specials Around The County

Deals For Tax Day: Hotel And Restaurant Specials Around The County It's tax day, which, for many Americans, marks their least favorite day of the year – unless, of course, you're Uncle Sam. Whether your wallet is hurting or you're flush with a little bit of cash from an unexpected refund, we've got a list of hotels and resorts...

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